English Language Learners at the Brooklyn College American Language Academy

A full-time intensive English language learning program (ESL).

Develop your English language skills at the Brooklyn College American Language Academy. Gain proficiency and confidence in your oral and written English skills. This is a full-time, college-oriented program that also serves as a pathway to degree programs at Brooklyn College.

Our program includes Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of English learning.

Fall 2014: September 15 classes begin, November 19 classes end (September 2 placement test)

Winter 2014/2015: December 15 classes begin, February 25 classes end (December 1 placement test)

Spring 2015: March 16 classes begin, May 21 classes end (March 3 placement test)

For further information, please email Barbara Glauberman Jaccarino at bgjaccarino@brooklyn.cuny.edu or Lillian O'Reilly at ALA@brooklyn.cuny.edu or visit between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm in room 302 West Quad.

TOEFL Preparation Course

Coming in December - Satisfies INS requirements for students with I-20 status. The computer-based portion of the course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our conveniently located downtown Manhattan location. The listening and note taking practice portion of the course will be given on Mondays and Wednesdays at our Brooklyn campus. This course is open to students who have completed an advanced level at our American Language Academy, or new students who score well on our placement and reading comprehension tests. For more information please contact Barbara Glauberman Jaccarino, American Language Academy Coordinator, at bgjaccarino@brooklyn.cuny.edu

ALA Application

Students can complete the ALA application to be considered for admission to the English language program. Please complete the PDF application below. Payment of $1,195 is due when you send your application.

Application for ALA for I-20 International Students

Students who are accepted to the American Language Academy and require an F-1 visa must complete an I-20 application. An I -20 is needed for a full-time language student (180 hours per term) for an F-1 visa. An I-20 is also needed for current international students transferring from another educational institution within the United States. Payment of $1,270 is due when you send in your application ($1195 for first semester and $75 one-time non-refundable application fee).

Program Fees

$1,195 per term (term is 9 weeks, for a total of 180 hours)

$75 nonrefundable one-time application fee

Refund Policy

Refunds are issued according to the following policy:

  • 100% of total costs of tuition and fees for courses cancelled by the college.
  • 100% of tuition costs in a written request is submitted to the college 48 hours prior to the first class meeting.
  • No refunds will be given after the start of class.

Cancellation Policy

The college reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment, to combine classes, to limit registration in a course, to divide sections, to provide additional instruction for a course, and to change instructors if necessary. In the event of course cancellations or schedule changes, every effort will be made to notify registered students so they can make necessary adjustments.